Hypnobirthing in Leighton Buzzard

Welcome to Together Birthing and congratulations on your pregnancy. If you are looking for hypnobirthing in Leighton Buzzard or hypnobirthing in Bedfordshire, you have come to the right place! My name is Emma. I am a Hypnobirthing mum and Hypnobirthing practitioner. Having experienced hypnobirthing myself, I have a passion for helping other parents-to-be experience birth in a positive way without fear and I know first hand just what a huge difference hypnobirthing techniques can make to the birthing experience. I teach hypnobirthing classes about 25 minutes drive from Leighton Buzzard in Potten End, from my home studio, which is located in a peaceful garden setting next to the woods – see location.

CONTACT ME TODAY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO BOOK – send an email or call 07738328105

Hypnobirthing Classes

woman-358779_1280I teach group 2-day and 4-week hypnobirthing classes, about 25 minutes away from Leighton Buzzard, at my home in Potten End (see location). The classes are held on in the evenings (2.5 hours) or as day classes at the weekend (10 am until 4 pm). The classes are small and friendly with up to 4 couples per class and are a chance to make friends with other like-minded parents-to-be.

If you prefer, I also offer private hypnobirthing classes (see location) at times convenient for you.

If you have done hypnobirthing before and just need a refresher, I also offer 2 hour refresher/revision classes, at my home in Potten End (see location). These classes are tailored to your specific needs.

The classes help prepare you and your birthing partner for a calmer more comfortable birthing experience and helps you overcome any fears from previous experiences or first time nerves, so that you can approach birth feeling more at ease and confident. You will learn how to give birth instinctively using breathing, visualisation, deep relaxation and fear-release techniques and your birthing partner plays an integral role throughout labour and birth.

CONTACT ME TODAY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO BOOK – send an email or call 07738328105

Birth Choices in Leighton Buzzard

Some women choose to have their babies at home because they like the comfort and familiarity of their home environment. You can also have a water birth at home if you hire an inflatable birthing pool. Alternatively, you may prefer to birth your baby in a birth centre. Luton & Dunstable offer a midwifery-led birth centre, located alongside the labour ward so that obstetric medical care is close at hand if intervention is required. The birth centre has a ‘home from home’ feel to it, with less medical equipment around and an emphasis on natural birth. Sometimes you may be required to have birth on the labour ward due to your circumstances. A birth pool is usually available on the labour ward and the birth centre at the Luton & Dunstable hospital. Speak to your midwife for more information or book a tour.

Main Luton & Dunstable hospital number – 01582 491166 (ask for Maternity)

Complimentary Therapies and Services in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard has a variety of therapies and services that compliment the HypnoBirthing course during your pregnancy. With everything from yoga and fitness to massage and alternative therapies:-

Breastfeeding Support

National Breastfeeding helpline – Tel: 0300 100 0212

NCT Breastfeeding Line (8am-10pm)- Tel: 0300 33 00 771

Kathy Humphries, Baby Brasserie, Leighton Buzzard

  • Roundabout Children’s Centre, c/o St Georges Lower School, East Street, Leighton Buzzard,Beds, LU7 1EW
  • Tel. 01525 384368
  • Drop-in Wednesdays, 12.00-13.30
  • They also run a Baby Brasserie at Toddington Village Hall on Tuesdays 11:15-12:00

Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga during pregnancy not only helps to strengthen and tone your body in preparation for labour, but also gives you valuable techniques in relaxation, stress relief and breathing. You’ll also have the chance to socialise with other expectant mums!

Rocci Yoga

  • Tel: 07790 986 190
  • Tuesdays and Thursday evenings

Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy pilates trains your body to be strong, flexible and balanced during your pregnancy.

St Jude’s Clinic

  • Tel. 01525 377751
  • 26 Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 1RX
  • 8am-8pm
  • By appointment

New Mums Fitness

Buggyfit Fitness Class is a power walking class with strengthening and toning exercises for mum whilst pushing her baby’s buggy.

  • Kelly Whitaker
  • Tel: 07801 863 294
  • Runs on Wednesdays

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

Massage stimulates your blood flow, helping to circulate blood around your body and can be a fantastic therapy for stress and pain relief. Baby massage is a gentle way to soothe and relax your baby.

Helen Coleman, Body Soul Massage

  • 19 The Maltings, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4BS
  • Mobile appointments
  • Private group baby massage classes available
  • Tel: 07513347055

Reflexology

The ancient therapy of reflexology looks at the hands and feet as windows to the rest of the body. By applying pressure to certain parts, you can heal your body in other places. Reflexology can be used for any problems in your pregnancy, both mental and physical. Always go to a professional and consult with your GP or midwife before booking an appointment.

Reflexology By Caroline

  • Tel: 07977 003 756

Tracey Field, Feet First Reflexology

  • Tel: 07963 797613
  • Mobile appointments.

Osteopathy

Osteopathic practices focus on the bone structure and muscles of patients. This can help with backache, sore joints, pelvic pain and many other issues that affect pregnant women. It can even aid digestion and breathing. Cranial osteopathy is a therapy that examines your child’s skull formation and realigns your baby after birth. Always go to a professional and consult with your GP or midwife before booking an appointment.

Osteoworks

  • 17 Millbank, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 1AS
  • Tel: 01525 853127
  • mail@osteoworks.info
  • Free 20 minute assessments for pregnant women and babies under 12 months

Woodside Clinic

Homeopathy

Homeopathy uses highly diluted substances which cause the body to heal itself. Your GP and midwife should be the first people you speak to about any medical issues, but homeopathic practitioners can also assist you, particularly if you are restricted from taking some medications during pregnancy. Practitioners can give you labour kits which can be used instead of traditional methods of pain relief during labour. Always consult with your GP or midwife before booking an appointment.

Catriona Armor, Vital Remedy

  • Tel: 07942868118
  • The Crystal House Wellbeing Centre, 7 Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedes LU7 3HU
  • By appointment.
  • Skype consultations available

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that uses thin needles to stimulate parts of the body. It can be a very useful aid during pregnancy for problems with your digestive system, breathing, swelling, aches, pains and morning sickness. Acupuncture is a relatively painless procedure but always consult with your GP or midwife before booking a session.

Sabine Schnelle, Acupuncture for fertility, pregnancy, childbirth & post natal

  • Carmenta Life, Chesham House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 07946511518

Hazel Meacher, Renying Acupuncture, midwive and acupuncturist

  • Naturality Wellness Centre, 42 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted – by appointment
  • Tel. 01442 800400

Doulas

Doulas are guides who help women throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth and also they can help women as they start life as new mothers. They can give advice and help with any worries or concerns you may have. Women often build long-lasting relationships with the women they choose to be their doulas.

Jeanie Todd, Doula Todd

  • Tel. 01525 854 906
  • jeanie@doulatodd.co.uk

Nutritional Therapy

Cravings, tiredness, constipation, heartburn, nausea and sickness are all common problems women have during their pregnancy. Nutritional therapy examines your body’s composition and looks at what you and your baby need to solve these issues. Therapists can also give advice on supplements.

Woodside Clinic

  • 28A High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 1EA
  • Tel: 01525 372 447
  • Email receptionlb@woodsideclinic.co.uk
  • By appointment.